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Contamination Control
Environmental Test and Reliability
Nanotechnology Facilities

Formally the IEST Fall Conference

Put yourself and your team on the path to success. Developed through research and industry demand, the IEST Education program allows novice-through-expert learners to achieve targeted knowledge to avoid training failures and thrive professionally. Many companies claim to provide expert training, but IEST's accredited expertise as an international standards developer assures confidence in the effectiveness of the training. You and your team will learn from the recognized experts who help write the technical standards used every day within your industry.

TRAINING SPECIAL - Attend all 4 days of training courses by registering for the Education Passport and receive a 20% discount.

Buy 3 Get 1 Free! Register 3 people from the same company for the same class and receive a 4th registration free. All four registrants must be from the same company to participate in this offer.

Program subject to change.

Monday,November 11, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cleanrooms Won't Fix a Contaminated Product
Instructor: Barb Kanegsberg

A cleanroom is an essential tool - not an end in itself. Critical cleaning of the diverse, complex, high-value products that are produced in controlled environments is a different discipline than cleaning the cleanroom itself. This course teaches the essentials of product cleaning, including final cleaning and cleaning prior to activities in cleanrooms.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contamination Busters: Get the Dirt Out of the Cleanroom*
Instructor: Anne Marie Dixon-Heathman

This training course focuses on specific techniques for cleaning ceilings, walls, windows, doors, floors, tables, and equipment. The course describes and demonstrates methods for vertical and horizontal facilities in all ISO Classes and all industries. A brief presentation is followed by hands-on activities allowing participants to practice using the methods discussed.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Stop Contamination in Your Operations with Reusable and Disposable Garments*
Instructor: Jan Eudy

Human source contamination is the #1 cleanroom problem--the #1 cause of compromised cleanroom integrity. Therefore, specification and use of an appropriate gowning system is essential in limiting the elements of human-generated contamination from reaching and affecting product or processes in the cleanroom. This information is intended to assist the end user, system designer, supplier, and processor in defining required performance criteria, test methods, and procedures for gowning-system use and maintenance, as well as in developing a quality-control plan for the apparel and other accessories that may be included in the system. The Recommended Practice (RP),  IEST-RP-CC003.4: Garment System Considerations for Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments, will be discussed. This RP identifies factors related to gowning systems that may influence the performance of cleanrooms, including selection, construction, material characteristics, performance, laundering, maintenance, validation, and documentation. The RP also describes test methods used to evaluate relevant properties for cleanroom applications.


Thursday, November 14, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Develop Standard Operating Procedures Using IEST Recommended Practices
Instructor: Jan Eudy

Learn how to write an effective standard operating procedure incorporating the fundamentals of IEST recommended practices.  Effective SOP's will create a robust contamination control program in your cleanroom operations.  Be prepared to write your compnay's standard operating procedure for the selection of cleanroom garments and gowning in your cleanrooms, a standard operating procedure for behavior in your cleanroom and a standard operating procedure for testing and monitoring your cleanroom.


Registration Options

(Ends October 24)

(October 25 - November 5)
Education Passport

(Entry into all 4 training courses)






Full-day Continuing Education Training Course 
(Individual pricing for each course)

IEST Member




Buy 3 Get 1 Free! Register 3 people from the same company for the same class and receive a 4th registration for free. All four registrants must be from the same company to participate in this offer. Contact IEST at information@iest.org or 847-981-0100 to take advantage of this offer.


Courses marked with an astericks (*) are part of the IEST Cleanroom Operations Learning Path Certificate.
º If space permits, on-site registrations will be taken at the conference at the late registration pricing.



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